VIR MDF - Know your MDF: Sheet Sizes, Surface and Thickness

Medium-density fiberboard, popularly known as MDF, is a versatile panel board material. It is known for its exceptional durability, affordability and the ease with which carpenters and DIY enthusiasts can work with it.

In recent years, MDF has gained enormous popularity because of its consistent quality and ability to be moulded into desired shapes. It’s smooth and uniform surface, and even composition makes MDF an excellent choice for varied projects, including intricate designs, durable furniture and cabinetry.

Keeping up with the market trend, VIR MDF introduced a wide range of MDF sizes and thicknesses to satisfy carpenters' and customers' demands. We will look at MDF sizes and thicknesses at VIR MDF in greater detail later, but before then let's understand why it's important to understand MDF specifications.

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Why is understanding MDF board sizes important?

As a carpenter, architect, construction business or DIY enthusiast, it is crucial to understand the different sizes of MDF boards that are available for use. This will help in efficiently planning the project and executing it.

Knowing these sizes such as 8ft x 6ft, 8ft x 4ft and 6ft x 4ft will help in determining the amount of raw material needed and will have a positive impact on design choices. This will also ensure cost-effective material procurement and minimize unwanted wastage of materials.

Architects can create accurate blueprints and carpenters can optimize their cuts to reduce time and labour. Construction businesses can predict accurate project costs from precise measurements. In all, familiarity with the standard sizes and thicknesses of MDF boards will streamline the process, save money and enhance execution.

Standard MDF Board Sizes by VIR MDF

When it comes to MDF board manufacturing, VIR MDF is at the pinnacle. It is one of the finest producers of MDF boards in the industry known for its uncompromising quality and dedication to excellence. VIR MDF has a rich legacy of customer trust and is one of the most reliable brands in the market.

Our commitment to manufacturing superior quality MDF has earned them a favourite manufacturer spot in the eyes of builders, carpenters and architects. Here’s a list of standard MDF sizes by VIR MDF and their advantages.

  1. 8ft x 6ft (2440mm x 1830mm) MDF Boards
  2. The 8ft x 6ft MDF boards is one of the largest size available by VIR MDF. It redefines woodworking by merging aesthetics with functionality. It is an ideal choice of size for grand projects and its unmatched versatility brings new life to every project. The 8ft x 6ft boards have a large surface area that allows for the creation of designs without any need for multiple joints or visible seams.

    Advantages of 8ft x 6ft MDF Boards:

    1. Large Surface Area: These are huge MDF boards and provide ample space for extensive coverage. The size eliminates the need for multiple pieces and reduces the number of seams to improve the project.
    2. One Board Size, Multiple Uses: These large boards can be used for a variety of purposes. One board size can fit multiple use cases and it can also be trimmed down for multiple small-scale projects.
    3. Save Money: Large MDF boards help in cutting costs, as they help minimise waste by requiring fewer cuts.
    4. Increased Structural Integrity: Structural stability is extremely important for extensive projects. Larger boards lay a sturdy foundation of strength and durability.

  3. 8ft x 4ft (2440mm x 1220mm) MDF Boards
  4. The 8ft x 4ft boards are neither too big, nor too small. They are just right for most furniture and allied projects. They are the favourite choice of MDF boards for most carpenters because this size can be utilized for most projects. Also, multiple boards can be joined together if and when needed.

    Advantages of 8ft x 4ft MDF Boards:

    1. Manageable Size: The 8ft x 4ft boards are highly adaptable and easy to handle, transport, and store. Enthusiasts, carpenters and construction businesses appreciate the ease with which these boards can be worked upon.
    2. Cost-Effective Choice: These boards are suitable for multiple projects. There is minimal material wastage which leads to cost savings when done precisely.
    3. Precision Craftsmanship: These boards are a dream for craftsmen who believe in detailing. Easy handling enables the crafting of intricate designs.

  5. 6ft x 4ft (1830mm x 1220mm) MDF Boards
  6. These are one of the smallest size of MDF boards available by VIR MDF. They are mostly used by DIYers and carpenters for small scale-projects. The small size of these boards makes them highly durable and have increased structural strength.

    Advantages of 6ft x 4ft MDF Boards

    1. Easily Machinable: The small size of these boards allows them to be easily machinable. Handling and caring are also reduced to minimal.
    2. DIY Friendly: Professional carpenters can easily handle large MDF boards while DIY enthusiasts tend to produce more waste when using large boards. The small-sized 6ft x 4ft boards are easy to handle even by all users.
    3. Ideal for Small-Scale Projects: The 6ft x 4ft boards can be used for almost all small-scale projects to reduce wastage and save money.

Standard Thickness Options by VIR MDF

Apart from various sizes, VIR MDF also offers these boards in different thicknesses depending on the use. All MDF boards are meticulously engineered to fulfill varied crafting needs. From ultra-thin to ultra-thick, VIR MDF’s vivid range empowers all carpenters, craftsmen, architects, builders and DIYers. Pre-laminated and laminated boards offer a seamless fusion of style, substance, and aesthetics.

Here are the thickness options available from VIR MDF:

2mm, 3.3mm, 4mm, 4.3mm, 4.6mm, 5.5mm, 7mm, 7.3mm, 7.5mm, 8mm, 9.75mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14.5mm, 16mm, 16.5mm, 17mm, 18mm, 25mm, and 30mm.

Based on these thicknesses, these MDF boards can be classified into 3 categories:

  1. Thin (2mm - 7.5mm) MDF Boards
  2. Thin MDF boards are ideal for delicate woodworking projects, crafting and making different models. Their low weight and flexibility accommodate designing intricate pieces. Even though the 7.5mm boards are slightly more durable than the 2mm boards, both can be used effectively for small-scale woodworking undertakings.

  3. Medium MDF Boards (8mm - 16.5mm)
  4. Medium-thickness MDF boards are suitable for crafting a wide variety of small furniture components, wall paneling, etc. They are a perfect match for durability and flexibility, which make them versatile.

  5. Thick MDF Boards (17mm - 30mm)
  6. These thick MDF boards are reserved for heavy-duty work. This includes manufacturing countertops, table tops, furniture, etc., which require heavy loads and stability.

Different Types of MDF Boards by VIR MDF

  1. VIR PRO (Interior Grade) MDF
  2. This is a versatile and affordable solution for a wide range of interior applications. They have unmatched flexibility, both in design and construction. It is an excellent alternative to solid wood and plywood because it has a smooth surface and is free from knots and twists.

    VIR PRO MDF boards (Interior Grade MDF) are homogeneous in structure. Since it has no layers, it is extremely easy for carpenters to work, polish and paint and is therefore used in the construction of the interiors of residential, commercial and industrial spaces.

    Applications of VIR PRO (Interior Grade MDF)

    The VIR PRO is used to craft cabinets, educational tools, wardrobes, bookshelves, other applications, gift articles, room partitions, modular furniture, decorative components and other lightweight components. The smooth surface of this interior-grade MDF makes it excellent for painting and veneering.

    Available in Sizes:

    1. 8ft x 6ft (2440mm x 1830mm)
    2. 8ft x 4ft (2440mm x 1220mm)
    3. 6ft x 4ft (1830mm x 1220mm)

    Available in Thicknesses

    2mm, 3.3mm, 4mm, 4.3mm, 4.6mm, 5.5mm, 7mm, 7.3mm, 9.75mm, 11mm, 14.5mm, 16mm, 16.5mm, 17mm, 18mm and 25mm.

  3. VIR PROPLUS (Exterior Grade) MDF
  4. The PROPLUS is superior in quality, density and durability to the standard MDF or Interior grade mdf. These boards are engineered to withstand fluctuating atmospheric conditions. Exterior Grade MDF boards can maintain a steady and uniform structure even in moisture-ridden places and serve a dual purpose: they provide a protective shield against abrupt weather conditions and enhance aesthetics.

    Applications of VIR PROPLUS MDF (Exterior Grade)

    This exterior grade MDF is used for crafting various outdoor projects including furniture, architectural mouldings, sign boards, shop fronts, displays, signage, etc.

    Available in Sizes:

    1. 8ft x 6ft (2440mm x 1830mm)
    2. 8ft x 4ft (2440mm x 1220mm)
    3. 6ft x 4ft (1830mm x 1220mm)

    Available in Thicknesses

    3.3mm, 5.5mm, 7.5mm, 11mm, 17mm, 18mm and 25mm.

  6. Vir MAXPRO (HDFWR) is crafted using high-density fiber and is the epitome of durability, moisture resistance and environmental friendliness. They are highly recommended for use in areas prone to persistent moisture. This board is a perfect blend of style and substance. They are a great alternative to traditional wood and plywood because of their resistance to termites, borers and fungus. They can be painted over with precision and are highly machinable.

    Applications of VIR MAXPRO (HDFWR) MDF

    This line-up is used mainly in the construction of kitchen cabinetry, bathroom vanity, wardrobes, furniture, wall panelling, etc. It is also used for heavy-duty shelving purposes.

    Available in Sizes:

    1. 8ft x 6ft (2440mm x 1830mm)
    2. 8ft x 4ft (2440mm x 1220mm)
    3. 6ft x 4ft (1830mm x 1220mm)

    Available in Thicknesses

    3mm, 5.5mm, 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 16.5mm, 17mm, 18mm and 25mm.

  7. Melamine MDF Board or Prelaminated MDF Boards
  8. Prelaminated boards or Melamine MDF boards are manufactured by using an overlay of melamine-impregnated paper on top of MDF. This is done by compressing the two layers under high heat and pressure. These boards are available in a huge variety of colour shades and textures like wood grain, patterns, etc. High-quality decor paper from Europe, Japan and other countries is used for these textures.

    These boards from VIR MDF are valued for their adaptability and durability. These boards have outstanding machinability, screw-holding strength and a smooth texture. Their versatility and elegance make them suitable for all indoor spaces, be they residential, commercial or industrial.

    Moisture and water resistance allow them to be used in moisture-ridden areas as well. They are also used for making office furniture, modular kitchens, work desks, storage units, etc. One of the most important features of the Melamine MDF board is that it is capable of maintaining its dimensional stability over time. This is because of the specialized manufacturing process that eliminates warping, cracking, splitting and development of knots.

    Prelaminated boards are available in three grades that have been mentioned above: VIR PRO (Interior Grade) PRELAM, VIRPROPLUS (Exterior Grade) PRELAM, and VIR MAXPRO (HDFWR) PRELAM.

    Applications of Prelaminated/Melamine MDF Boards

    Melamine MDF boards can easily be turned into a wide array of furniture like work desks, storage units, shelving, office furniture, kitchen cabinetry, retail outlet counters, stools, etc.

    Available in Sizes:

    1. 8ft x 4ft (2440mm x 1220mm)

    Available in Thicknesses

    Available in all international sizes from 2mm to 30mm.


Understanding the various aspects of the medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is crucial for carpenters and those involved in the furniture construction business. The availability of different thicknesses and sizes by VIR MDF provides endless possibilities.

With VIR MDF’s diverse offerings, carpenters, architects, builders, DIYers and enthusiasts have everything at their disposal to bring their creativity to life, whether it is furniture, wall panels, or displays.